Jake is a full-time blogger and storyteller, seeking to bring to life stories of grace and redemption.
An experienced communicator, Jake has spoken at events throughout the country including youth events, college gatherings, Sunday services, and special retreats and camps. He's even been honored to be the first male speaker an all-female conference, where he promptly second guessed his shoe selection in front of a thousand women.
Jake is energetic, fun, and achingly honest as he delivers stories that invite audiences to consider what it means to have a God on our side who brings to life a kingdom of grace in our midst.
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I was a youth pastor for 10 years. And a Bible-toting believer since I can remember.
Then, I walked away.
Why? I was angry, bitter, burnt-out and disappointed in the way that following Jesus felt so political, boring and combative. Faith had been replaced with business meetings and talking points, and I was slowly dying. Something needed to change.
It’s taken some time, but I’m finding faith again.
Now I spend my time writing and speaking to groups of all sizes, disrupting complacency and tradition with stories about an upside-down kingdom. Stories of a God who comes here. Stories of a Gospel that is about loving our neighbors and our enemies. Stories of a grace that refuses to let us live dying lives.
I hope that, somehow, my small attempts at giving context to that kingdom inspire large dreams within your heart.